7 Rebekah Kitto
7 Rebekah Kitto
Height: 5'8
Year: SR
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
High School: Stanton College Prep
Position: MB

As a Junior (2012-2013):

Volleyball -- Joined the team for the final month of the season ... Played in 26 sets ... Recorded 11 kills ... Had a season best three kills versus Mills (10/20) ... Recorded 13 digs with her season best of five coming at Whittier (10/26)

Tennis -- Set school record for most dual match singles wins in a season (19) ... Won her 44th career match which broke the previous school record of 42 ... Selected to NCAA singles championship ... Named first-team all-conference ... Went 5-0 at the No. 1 singles spot and 14-0 at the No. 2 singles position in dual matches ... Compiled a 21-2 overall record with only losses coming in tournament play

As a Sophomore (2011-2012):

Volleyball -- Started every match of the season for Caltech…Named the Beavers’ Most Improved player for the year…Compiled 28 kills, four sets, 20 digs, and two blocks…Had a team-high 16 service aces for the season…Had two matches where she had three aces, against West Coast Baptist on Sep 15, 2011 and against Redlands on Oct 7, 2011

Tennis -- Played in the #1 singles position for 15 matches...Went 13-1 in singles matches with one unfinished... First-team all-conference ... Dropped four sets in singles matches all season...Played 15 doubles matches with her partner Jessica Yu split between the #1 and #2 doubles position...Went 7-9 in doubles matches including defeating the #1 doubles team from the 18th ranked Chapman squad 8-4 on February 3, 2012


As a Freshman (2010-2011):

Volleyball -- Played in 19 matches and 56 sets for the Beavers…Tallied 13 kills on 78 attacks, and had three assists…She made her Caltech debut against West Coast Baptist on Sep 7, 2010...Recorded two assists against La Verne on Oct 29, 2010…Recorded two kills against Southwestern College on Oct 23, 2010, La Sierra on Sep 15, 2010, and Redlands on Sep 24, 2010

Tennis -- Played at the No. 1 singles spot throughout the season ... Named first-team all-conference ... Won 12 dual matches at the top singles position


High School:

Played four years of tennis at Stanton College Prep in Jacksonville, FL...She was captain of the team and played in the #1 position while being a regional finalist for two years in singles...Won the regional chapionship one year in singles and was the doubles champ in 2008 and 2010...State quarterfinalist for singles in 2008


Personal:

Chemistry major...Came to Caltech because of research opportunities...Members of Caltech's tennis team and was named conference's first-team in 2011 and 2012...Enjoys computer games, reading, and exploring California for new Asian food...Her best athletic achievement waws being named an alternate for Division III Nationals in 2012 for tennis...Her favorite athletes are retired tennis players Lindsay Davenport and Marat Safin...Her best research projects were studing great white sharks in South Africa in Sept 2012 and working in the Arnold lab group in the summer of 2012 where she worked on the development of new mutant enzymes with biofuel applications...Her biggest influences both academically and athletically were her parents Cyrus and Wei as well as her brother Alex